The Illusion of Murder

The Illusion of Murder

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"The intrepid Nellie Bly--Victorian Age detective, reporter, and feminist--embarks on an adventure that will test her courage and determine the fate of nations..." Jules Verne challenges Nellie to travel around the world in less than the eighty days it took his fictional hero. Nellie knows she has what it takes, even if her publisher, Joseph Pulitzer, thinks the journey is far too dangerous for any woman to attempt. But when Nellie witnesses a tragic murder and is drawn into a mystifying web of international intrigue, she realizes that she may indeed be in over her head. As Nellie sails from the Land of the Pharaohs to the exotic Orient and across the Pacific, a killer follows. It will take every ounce of Nellie Bly's charm and boundless determination to circumnavigate the globe, find a murderer, and stay alive.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 483 pages
  • 104.14 x 170.18 x 35.56mm | 204.12g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765361760
  • 9780765361769
  • 1,069,513

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"Delightful and well-researched."--"Mystery Scene

""A top-of-the-line read from an innovative author."--"RT Book Reviews

""What a stroke of genius that McCleary chose an early female pioneer of journalism for her sleuth. Nellie proves herself more than capable of racing around the world while solving a couple of murders. Fans of Suzanne Arruda and Rhys Bowen will love this one."--"Library Journal", starred review
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About Carol McCleary

CAROL MCCLEARY was born in Seoul, Korea, and lived in Hong Kong, Japan, and the Philippines. She now lives on Cape Cod in an antique house that is haunted by ghosts. McCleary is the author of "The Alchemy of Murder" and "The Illusion of Murder." She is currently working on her third Nellie Bly novel.
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276 ratings
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5 19% (52)
4 38% (105)
3 34% (94)
2 7% (20)
1 2% (5)
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